REPLAY VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast live with Mayor Julián Castro and special guest First Lady Michelle Obama 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 2 for San Antonio's 4th Annual College Signing Day. Replay full video of the event below!
Click below to watch the First Lady's keynote with a greeting from Mayor Castro and a brilliant introduction by McCullum High School Senior Rocio Alavarado.
Click below to watch the Mayor's College Signing ceremony, with an introduction by UTSA President Ricardo Romo PhD, and guest appearances by State Senator Joaquin Castro and members of city council.
Seniors will have a chance to publicly proclaim their plans, while meeting other students from across the city who will join them at their college or university. The event also includes entertainment and special guests. The whole city will support this event by wearing college t-shirts, and you can help San Antonio publicly celebrate the seniors who commit to attend college by sending your well-wishes to the students via our live webcast.
The live webcast will begin at 8:30 a.m., though the formal program will begin at 10:30 a.m. The First Lady is scheduled to speak at 12 p.m. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Mrs. Obama will highlight the significance of pursuing and completing some form of higher education and the importance of students doing their part to answer the President’s ‘North Star’ Education Goal that by the year 2020, America once again has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.
Due to the security requirements at this event, it is not open to the public - only ore-registered students and invited guests are able to attend. But thanks to the underwriting support of Destination College and San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, anyone can participate via the live webcast right here on this page! We encourage you to post your comments in the blue box on the right of this page and/or participate in the live chat beneath the video.
San Antonio is one of the top college destinations in Texas, with more than 150,000 students enrolled in a variety of colleges and universities. Every year San Antonio takes one week in the spring to celebrate San Antonio as both a college town and a college going town. Learn more about Destination College at http://www.iknowwhereimgoing.com/.
Check out some highlights from last year's event for an idea of what to expect on May 2:
Previous College Signing Day coverage: